Traditionally, caregivers organize when the people they care for are at risk—and at almost no other time. Perhaps this moment is different. I want an America where caregivers demand and can receive the basic dignity they offer without feeling like they are stealing it from someone else. To strike, health-care workers have to send a 10-day notice of warning so that emergency staffing can be arranged with an agency. Yet every nursing home worker who even mumbles about organizing gets grilled on how they could just walk out on their residents. There is no innate sense that staffing safely is the employer’s job; most CNAs think it’s theirs. … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.
Overcome fear of driving
“It’s time to go all out and bring the Tesla Semi to volume production. It’s been in limited production so far, which has allowed us to improve many aspects of the design. Production of the battery and powertrain would take place at Giga Nevada, with most of the other work probably occurring in other states,” Musk reportedly said in the memo. As of 2019, companies such as Pepsi, FedEx, Walmart, UPS and Sysco have placed orders for Tesla Semis. PepsiCo was cited as saying it would use the electric vehicle to enable “environmentally sustainable” operations at its its Modesto, California manufacturing, warehousing and distribution center. … [Read more...] about Bill Gates Suggests Tesla’s Electric Semi Trucks Not a ‘Practical Solution’ for Long Haul Vehicles
“You’d think they would be more lenient when companies are trying to recover — 5p might not sound much but it adds up if you drive all day. I’ll have to increase the workers’ fuel expenses." … [Read more...] about No10 ‘rules out’ huge 5p fuel tax hike to pay for coronavirus after drivers’ fury
Hamilton's comments were praised by footballer David Beckham, who responded: "Unbelievable and inspiring... Years of hard work. Nothing comes easy and success isn't without a fight.. But unfortunately you had more fights than anyone should ever have to deal with .. Inspiration." … [Read more...] about Lewis Hamilton’s hope in the global fight against racism
And the critical point here is that all of this has to be a collective strategy. It has to be a multilateral strategy, rather than just an American strategy. I'll make a very obvious point here, which is that China has about 1.4 billion people. The U.S. has about a quarter of that. And so China is going to be an economic behemoth, even if on a per capita basis it's only a third or a quarter as wealthy as the United States. And that places an incredibly high premium on the United States working together with friendly countries, democracies in particular. If the U.S. maintains and strengthens its alliances, if it cultivates a strong community of democracies, the balance of power in all of these areas will ultimately be on its side. If we don't, we're going to be at a major disadvantage. … [Read more...] about Historian Hal Brands on COVID-19’s effect on world order
When Rutavi first heard about the Rickshaw Run, which usually attracts foreigners, she grew curious about it. "I contacted many bloggers and was able to connect with Derek and Ryan on this. We met just a few days before the race and prepared together for this long journey." … [Read more...] about From Jaisalmer to Shillong, in an autorickshaw